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72blackbird

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Pacific Performance Racing closing
« on: February 12, 2013, 10:37:40 AM »
It's official- Ken Brewer announced today over at PY that he will be closing PPR after 20 years of business. A sad day.

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mark369

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Re: Pacific Performance Racing closing
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2013, 12:38:41 PM »

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Re: Pacific Performance Racing closing
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2013, 01:49:44 PM »
Why is he closing up shop?
Red 1978 Trans Am                  Black 1978 Trans Am            Y88 1978 Trans Am
Butler Performance 461             Butler Performance 474         400 4 Speed
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72blackbird

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Re: Pacific Performance Racing closing
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2013, 02:06:02 PM »
1977 SE T/A (sold :( )
1974 455 T/A (sold :( )
1972 Esprit restomod
1976 T/A restomod
1975 Formula 400 4-speed

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Re: Pacific Performance Racing closing
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2013, 06:36:30 PM »
AWWWWW MAN!!
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Re: Pacific Performance Racing closing
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2013, 07:24:04 PM »
That's a shame.  Where am I going to get my Pontiac parts now?
Trans Am-less at the moment...

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Re: Pacific Performance Racing closing
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2013, 08:48:25 PM »
Kind of figured he might wind it up when he started selling off some of the rights and tooling for his Tomahawk repro parts.....thats not something you do if you're planning to stay in the business.
Sounds like he wants to put his energy and time into his other business, whatever that is. And he sounds a bit burnt out on the Pontiac stuff, too.
Totally understandable decision.
Good luck to him.
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Leigh

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Re: Pacific Performance Racing closing
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2013, 08:55:15 PM »
He's done his time supporting this hobby. He infers he is doing well with another business and wants to get back to enjoying the bobby, not supporting it. I can relate to that on a much smaller personal level. Ken, I wish you only the very best. You are a true Pontiac man.
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Re: Pacific Performance Racing closing
« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2013, 12:09:42 AM »
I've known Ace Brewer for over six years, and in that time I've come to know him not only as someone I've done frequent business with, but also as a mentor and a friend. Ace was always there to help with questions I had, and to offer advice as an experienced builder. PPR has always enjoyed a good reputation in the Pontiac community due in large part to Ace's hard work and his desire to please his customers, but it came at a price. He often had alot of working capital tied up in his customer's engine builds, not a good thing if you are waiting 6-12 months for customers to pick up their engines and you have 3-4 completed engines sitting in your shop. This was the ultimate reason he stopped building engines- truely sad because he was not only an excellent Pontiac builder, but an innovator. Ace was responsible for not only developing a 350P/383 stroker, but showing it could also make serious numbers. Ace Brewer also developed the Tomahawk line of performance parts, which the whole Pontiac community enjoys today.

Ace's new business is selling Alkalai water, and from what he tells me his new business venture is already taking off. He will still continue to sell Pontiac cranks and rods, but sadly the one-stop shop for building a Pontiac V-8 will be no more.

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1974 455 T/A (sold :( )
1972 Esprit restomod
1976 T/A restomod
1975 Formula 400 4-speed

Re: Pacific Performance Racing closing
« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2013, 12:09:42 AM »
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